Alas – our last day at the Lakes! We packed out bags with a heavy heart and drove up to stickle tarn in the hopes to conquer her! Little did we know – it would take at least 2 hours in the blazing hot sun!
We arrived about 35 minutes later – to be honest, we didn’t get to see much of the surrounding areas (having said that, everywhere looks pretty much the same – pretty beautiful, mountainous and green). Stickle Tarn is located in Langdale Pikes.
The first things that greeted us were these sheep. Now – the babies are not used to seeing sheep in the city and I’m sure the sheep would not appreciate being chased around by one fast little dog and a slower more pudgy dog with floppy ears. We had them on the leads the whole time – while I am 100% positive they just wanted to make friends, they better half said that all he could see was lamb dinner in their eyes. 🙂 Yikes!
And so we began our walking – two doggies and one GLS in tow. 🙂
Quite early on, we saw this beautiful mini waterfall – now forgive me, but I’ve never seen a real waterfall before – my country is so small that we don’t get waterfalls, we have a man-made one though, but nothing compares to the real deal.
We stopped for a while to let the babies have a drink of the water – I tried some too and it tasted of….. water! Surprise!
Then we sat down and took it all in. We needed the rest – I didn’t know how bloody long we had to climb up after!
And so we climbed……..
and we climbed some more… some parts were really steep and the poor babies legs were so little so we carried them. 🙂
and we climbed even more …. when was it going to end!!!! It was blazing hot too! 🙁
Along the way, BG2 got side tracked by this cute little sheep. Ok, maybe she did want to eat it, but I would rather think my babies are nice and friendly and just wanted to say hello, how you doing sort of thing – yes, see how I’ve got her on a tight lead there! 🙂 I trust her one billion-jillion-fillion percent.
And the we reached the top and look at this beautiful scene before you! The water – crystal clean, the view, just beautiful. Worth the 2 hours? I think so! Yes – along we way we lost the GLS – she was too lazy to walk up the whole way, so we left her down below with this little guy;
Then I decided to jump into the Tarn with the babies – hey I climbed this thing for 2 hours, the least I could do was dip my feet into it!
The view from the tarn – from another angle.
That’s a picture of us looking down – in total, we had climbed up 1500 feet. Everest – HERE WE COME! 🙂
Then it was time to see if the GLS and her new friend Mr Sheep were getting on. The journey back down was much quicker – we did it in about half an hour. I also had two mini sleigh dogs pulling me so perhaps that helped a lot! Handy things those two little babies – not just good-lookers eh!
Can you spot the GLS clambering along to get down – yup, the goon went and used a skirt to climb the tarn! What a muppet! Hahahahaha. 🙂
There were not many people going down with us, so we had a free run down.
Then BG2 decided she was too hot and decided to camouflage herself in the long grass. Spot the doggy!
And that was it – our time in the Lake District came to an end – this was the last picture we too. I felt sad we were leaving, but then I realised – we could always come back, anytime. The lakes would have us back for sure. So, till next time I guess – thanks for the great memories!
Kimmy, The better-half, GLS, BG1 and BG2X